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Youth Express: Shakespeare Monologue, Madelyne Buffone

December 16, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6273-1 From 12/16/2023: Pittsburgh Public Theater Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest honoree Madelyne Buffone (Freshman, Slippery Rock University) along with PPT staffer, Christie Snyder.

Youth Express: Senior Grad Project, Jalainta Houser

December 9, 2023 – 10:35 am
Jalainta-Houser From 12/09/2023: Jalainta Houser (12th grade, City High Charter School) discussing her Senior Grad Project on mental health.

Youth Express: Dormont Music Festival Review, Emily Cicco

December 9, 2023 – 10:25 am
Dormont-Music-Festival From 12/09/2023: Emily Cicco (12th grade, Keystone Oaks High School) with a review of the Dormont Music Festival on Saturday October 14th, 2023.

Youth Express: Youth Civic Leadership Academy, Tyra, Will, Nashya & Rylee

December 9, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6181 From 12/09/2023: Will Sheffield (11th grade, Pittsburgh Allderdice), Tyra Jacobs (10th grade, Urban Pathways), Nashya Smith (9th grade, Environmental Charter School), and Rylee Reed (11th grade, Pittsburgh Obama) discussing their projects as a part of the City of Pittsburgh Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA).

Youth Express: Labsy Awardee, Brodie Bard

December 2, 2023 – 10:35 am
IMG_6112 From 12/02/2023: Photographer Brodie Bard (17, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy) on Justice Burns his award-winning entry in the Labsy Awards Teen Media Awards sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Youth Civic Leadership Academy, Precious, Alayah & Emmanuel

December 2, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_6109 From 10/02/2023: Precious Magembe (9th grade, Pittsburgh Obama), Emmanuel Bose (11th grade, Westinghouse Academy), and Alayah Mallory (12th grade, Penn Hills) discussing their projects as a part of the City of Pittsburgh Youth Civic Leadership Academy (YCLA).

Youth Express: Language Roundtable Discussion

November 25, 2023 – 10:35 am
Selena-Roundtable From 11/25/2023: SLB Interns Selena Xiao, Heather McIntyre, Alaa Afra, Aahna Sinha, and SLB staffer, Alexa Bocek, with a roundtable discussion on language learning and being multilingual.

Youth Express: Labsy Honoree, Nina Cranor

November 25, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_5965 From 11/25/2023: Nina Cranor (12th grade, Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy) on her award-winning entry in the Labsy Awards Teen Media Contest sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Youth Express: Fairchild Challenge Honorees, Shaler Area High School

November 18, 2023 – 10:35 am
IMG_5938 From 11/18/2023: Shaler Area High School 10th graders Grace Helbling, Elise Williams, and Gabi Exler on their experiences with The Fairchild Challenge, a national program designed to foster environmental awareness and action, locally sponsored by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Youth Express: Center of Life Jazz Band

November 18, 2023 – 10:05 am
IMG_5934 From 11/18/2023: From Center of Life in Hazelwood, students from COL Jazz: Noah Clonan (17, Thomas Jefferson High School), Hanae Rayzer (17, Pittsburgh CAPA), Lyndon Frost (14, Pittsburgh CAPA), and Bryce Jones (17, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School) performing in advance of their upcoming trip to the Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans.